Tuesday, April 30, 2013
InVision Tampa is a project using federal grant money to revamp parts of Tampa, from downtown to Ybor City and the Nebraska-Hillsborough avenue corridor. Workshops are being held this week to solicit community feedback about the report.
Efforts to create a pedestrian-friendly downtown and maximize economic development for businesses is continuing momentum with InVision Tampa - a project using federal grant money to revamp parts of the city - unveiling an "Issues and Opportunities Report" this week for the Nebraska-Hillsborough corridor. The report, which shows the findings of a consultants research and ideas expressed by citizens during charrettes and online forums about Nebraska and Hillsborough avenues, will be discussed during community design workshops on Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 2. At 5:30 p.m. on April 30, Buckhorn will meet with students from Middleton High, who took on specific areas of the Nebraska-Hillsborough corridor and worked with InVision Tampa …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Students will explore architecture, landscaping and site planning options during an assignment on Tuesday, according to city officials.
From City of Tampa officials: After completing the downtown portion of the InVision Tampa draft master plan, city officials and global planners have spent the past four months focused on the Nebraska-Hillsborough Corridor. As part of this, the team has been walking and talking with residents and business owners in the area. Now, the community collaboration will continue as the InVision Tampa team leads the future planners, designers and engineers of a Middleton High School project aimed at enhancing a portion of the corridor study area. “The InVision plan represents a blueprint for the next 20 years. I want the next generation of leaders to share in its development since they will reap the benefits,” said Mayor Buckhorn. During the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The project's officials asked for feedback from the community on changing Tampa's landscape.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The purpose of the event is to get community input.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Officials from InVision Tampa, a project designed to connect major arteries of Tampa Bay while creating a pedestrian-friendly feel, are hosting "Nebraska Corridor Charrettes" in an effort to hear community input. The two-hour charrettes will include discussion on the Nebraska corridor from downtown to Hillsborough Avenue, and from Hillsborough Avenue from Nebraska Avenue to 22nd Street, according to InVision Tampa's website. The charrettes will be held on Dec. 6 and 11. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Mayor said he wants to create rail transit into Seminole Heights.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said that as part of his InVision Tampa plan will bring rail transit into Seminole Heights. A major part of that plan is creating a rail transit system from downtown Tampa along Nebraska Ave., north to Hillsborough Ave. According to TBO.com, "The next phase of the InVision project starts next month. It will focus on reinventing Nebraska Avenue between downtown and Hillsborough Avenue in a way that includes a mass-transit corridor." Read more about the mayor's announcement on Seminole Heights Patch here. To read more about what the study found in Seminole Heights, you can read the city's documents. There is a workshop scheduled for December 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 N. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Master plans for the InVision Tampa project will be shown to the public at a presentation tonight.
With the hope of connecting major arteries of Tampa Bay to create a pedestrian-friendly feel and encourage small business growth, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, urban planners and a consulting firm discussed InVision Tampa's purpose and focus on Tuesday morning. "We've set out on a course to reshape and redefine our urban core," said Buckhorn, standing behind a podium in the courtyard of City Hall. "There's been a resurgence in downtown Tampa in ways you can't even imagine." Buckhorn, county urban planners and members of consulting firm AECOM plan to unveil InVision Tampa's master plan to the community during an open house for the public from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 W. Cass Street. The master plan for the two-…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Plans will be unveiled on Tuesday.
Tampa is known for its beach access, strip clubs and variety of ethnic cuisine. Now, community leaders and public officials want to add something else to that list of notoriety: A pedestrian-friendly City Center. Enter InVision Tampa, a 25-year master plan for the area of town that extends from downtown Tampa to Ybor City, winding through Armenia Avenue on the west end and north toward Nebraska Avenue to Hillsborough Avenue. After soliciting feedback from citizens this year, highlights from a draft of the master plan will be unveiled on Tuesday during a press conference in the City Hall courtyard with Mayor Bob Buckhorn and urban planners from AECOM, a consulting firm. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The city is continuing to reach out for public feedback through InVision Tampa with the next step of their initiative.
InVision Tampa will enter the next phase of its plan to involve community feedback in the development of downtown Tampa and the Nebraska Avenue corridor with design workshops that use community input gained in previous stages. Through neighborhood charrettes, three Knowledge Exchange meetings and a video contest for area residents, InVision Tampa has gathered a wealth of knowledge about what Tampans want from the city and will now work with residents once again to develop a plan going forward. Two workshops on Monday and Thursday of next week will outline the feedback that InVision Tampa has received so far and where it plans to go from here. "Monday night will be a summary of what we've heard at all the different meetings and in the more…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Mayor Bob Buckhorn's outreach program into the forum of public ideas is looking for citizen videos.
InVision Tampa's latest strategy to promote citizen involvement in the planning of Tampa's future involves putting 100% of the creativity in the hands of the residents. By hosting "What's Your Vision?", a video contest designed to get feedback on how Tampa’s neighborhoods could improve, Mayor Bob Buckhorn's taskforce can get clearly illustrated ideas about what the public wants to improve most about its neighborhoods and city as a whole. "We need your thoughts, ideas, experiences and voice," Mayor Bob Buckhorn said in a video message on the InVision Tampa website. "We're seeing great excitement in our neighborhoods from downtown to Seminole Heights. We're working to create a city center that catalizes prosperity and a high quality of life …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
An effort called InVision Tampa invites residents to join in the formulation of a master plan for the future of downtown and the city's center.
Do you have ideas for livable transportation or the master plan for Tampa's future? Share them below in the comments section. What should Tampa look like in the future? A new effort led by Mayor Bob Buckhorn aims to find out. InVision Tampa is Buckhorn's attempt to bring public ideas into the creation of a master plan that will reshape downtown and the city's center over the next two decades. The project has already held two "Knowledge Exchange" meetings last month covering economic development and sustainable city living. The third is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Tampa Convention Center and will cover a hot-button issue as the city develops: livable transportation. Organizers hope in-depth conversations between residents …